Our Mission

The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Florida is dedicated to the mitigation of suffering and death due to cancer and blood disorders through laboratory and clinical research-based patient care and education.

#33 UF Health is ranked the #33 Cancer program in the country by U.S. News and World Reports. We are the only Cancer Center of Excellence in North Central Florida.

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84,000 SF Our students and faculty enjoy more than 84,000 SF of space dedicated to cancer research.

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Message from our Chief

Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD

Welcome to the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida. The Division is made up of 40 talented faculty members with diverse backgrounds and experience, all of whom share a common goal of providing excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. The Division is also home to 15 hematology and oncology fellows. Faculty within the Division of Hematology & Oncology specialize in the treatment of all types of cancers and hematologic (blood) disorders including solid tumor cancers, hematologic cancers, and non-cancerous hematologic disorders. Our faculty have expertise in all aspects of cancer care, including chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, and bone marrow transplantation. We are an important part of the UF Health Cancer Center, and our faculty work closely with clinical, laboratory, population science, and other research colleagues. In addition to working to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and blood disorders, the Division of Hematology & Oncology is dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of physician leaders in the field of hematology/oncology. We welcome you to explore our website and learn more about our Division.

Dr. Markham

Division of HEM Onc News

Merry Jennifer Markham, M.D., FACP, FASCO…

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Merry Jennifer Markham, M.D., FACP, FASCO, associate director for medical affairs at the UF Health Cancer Center and professor in the UF division of…

Dr. Markham

Male allies challenge systemic bias against…

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As seen in HemOnc Today For Thomas J. George, MD, FACP, being an ally to his female colleagues means challenging the status quo. “I have pledged…

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How I Became a Gynecologic Medical Oncologist and…

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Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a gynecologic medical oncologist at the University of Florida (UF) and associate director for medical…

Dr. Markham

UF Health Cancer Center Research News

UF creates antibacterial agents to help eradicate antibiotic-resistant bacteria

UF medicinal chemists report promising results from a study focused on new ways of treating several types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, advances that may help in the battle against MRSA, tuberculosis…

University of Florida Health, NVIDIA develop artificial intelligence model to hasten clinical trials, boost medical decision-making

Researchers with the University of Florida’s academic health center — UF Health — announced today that they have collaborated with NVIDIA researchers to create GatorTron™, an artificial intelligence transformer natural…

Genetic testing for hereditary breast, ovarian cancer risks now part of routine care at UF Health

Diane Biernacki had no idea what was lurking in her DNA. Then she did a genetic screening as part of a recent women’s health exam at University of Florida Health.…

Having a single personal doctor may sometimes lead to unnecessary tests, UF study finds

Patient care by a single primary care physician is associated with many health benefits, including increased treatment adherence and decreased hospital admissions and mortality risk. But can the relationship built…